Speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, has announced the release of at least 200 residents abducted by bandits.
Magarya disclosed on Thursday when he received the delegation of the Conference of Speakers of States Legislatures in Nigeria, in Gusau, the state capital.
The state Acting Governor stated that the kidnapped victims were released through peaceful dialogue and other security measures.
Magarya noted that the released abductees were on their way to Gusau, the state capital, and would arrive any moment from now.
The acting governor added that the lingering security challenges facing Zamfara had been a concern to the Gov. Bello Matawalle-led administration.
Magarya, however, reassured the visitors and people in the state of the government’s commitment to addressing the security challenges facing the state.
He commended the forum for paying him a condolence visit over the death of his father, Alhaji Mu’azu Magarya, who died while in the custody of bandits.
The delegation, led by the Conference Chairman and Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abubakar Sulaiman, also had the Speakers of Kano, Katsina, and Yobe Assemblies.
Earlier, Sulaiman said the visit was to sympathize with the Zamfara Speaker, his family, and people of the state, over the demise of his father.